Pilot wiped film distiller

Generate scalable data and results during the pilot tests with wiped film distillation,  distill or dry of small product quantities with as little as 30 kg of crude material.

Modular wiped film distillation units that enable a later scale up to industrial systems

With pilot wiped film distillers, a substantial decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing the operating pressure. It is a continuous process with very short residence time. The VTA pilot wiped film distillers are utilized to process small product quantities that enable a later scale up to an industrial system. A proper and reliable test can easily be performed with an amount of crude material as low as 30 kg. It can handle material with a maximum viscosity of 100,000 mPas (cP) at operating temperature.

The VTA pilot wiped film distillers are suitable for generating scalable data for an industrial system, producing numerous sample quantities and optimization of existing process like separation, drying, concentration, fractionation, distillation, deodorization and purification.


  • Processing of high-boiling, high-viscosity or crystallizing product are possible
  • Can be operated at pressure range of 0.1 mbar to 1,000 mbar
  • Can be combined with additional evaporation stages

VTA (http://www.vta-process.de/) produces thin film and short path distillation plants at laboratory, pilot and industrial scale as well as the components of these plants